My Observations of Time and Space in Port Macquarie
and my thoughts about it's shamanic themes in this post -
Kooza and the Spirit of Shamanism
Cirque du Solei shows, like in these two You Tubes of his below.
My Happiest Birthday Ever
|The purple Kooza ad on a page featuring a story about the purple one, Prince|
|My rented Sydney apartment with the newspaper open on the table|
|The football stadium I was going to attend on Friday night and where I would sit|
|A map of Centennial Park, the football stadium and entertainment quarter|
Federation Pavilion in Centennial Park, Sydney
So, I thought I would walk to the football stadium Friday afternoon and check out Centennial Park and the federation dome for myself (there is another post on my park walk coming soon) and if I could get a ticket to the Cirque du Solei for Thursday night I would go and see one of these shows for myself to see just how magical they are.
I decided it was my birthday on Friday, so this would be like a birthday present to myself, if I could get a ticket and the first ticket that was offered to me was seat #23, my birth-date...hmm.
|My ticket for 'Kooza'|
|The first seat I was offered by Cirque du Solei was seat #23, my birth-date|
|Walking around inside the Kooza tent in Sydney|
|Walking around the Melbourne Storm's stadium in Melbourne in June|
I also bought a purple Kooza coffee mug on the night, which would change colour when hot water went into it.
I bought it because the skull on the cup reminded me of the bottle of Crystal Head Vodka I bought for Father's Day, which I wrote about in this post -
Crystal Head Vodka, Father's Day and Death
Unfortunately this cup cracked apart as soon as I poured hot water into it when I got home.
|Ah, the good old Trickster made me feel like a mug for buying this flawed coffee mug;-)|
|The view from my seat on the night, pretty much side on|
All other shots I use in this post about the actual show are taken from Google image searches to point out what I'm writing about in relation to shamanic or Hermetical themes I feel are in the show.
|Think outside of the box here;-)|
|Trinity? Father/Son/Holy Ghost?|
|From cube to cross?|
The "Innocent/Jesus" is the second part of the 3 in 1 triune and the kite maybe a representation of the Holy Spirit (notice the kite contains a cross where the sticks "cross"?), or at least an instrument that flies up among the Holy Spirit, so to speak.
Thinking Outside of Time (or the Box)
"Hermeticism, also called Hermetism, is a religious, philosophical, and esoteric tradition based primarily upon writings attributed to Hermes Trismegistus ("Thrice Great").
These writings have greatly influenced the Western esoteric tradition and were considered to be of great importance during both the Renaissance and the Reformation.
The tradition claims descent from a prisca theologia, a doctrine that affirms the existence of a single, true theology that is present in all religions and that was given by God to man in antiquity.
Hermeticists believe in a prisca theologia, the doctrine that a single, true theology exists, that it exists in all religions, and that it was given by God to man in antiquity."
|As above, so below|
The three parts of the wisdom of the whole universe
|Three in one?|
It is an investigation into the spiritual constitution, or life, of matter and material existence through an application of the mysteries of birth, death, and resurrection."
"Astrology (the operation of the stars): Hermes claims that Zoroaster discovered this part of the wisdom of the whole universe, astrology, and taught it to man.
In Hermetic thought, it is likely that the movements of the planets have meaning beyond the laws of physics and actually hold metaphorical value as symbols in the mind of The All, or God.
Astrology has influences upon the Earth, but does not dictate our actions, and wisdom is gained when we know what these influences are and how to deal with them.
|Bad Dog? (God spelled backwards?-)|
The first is Goëtia (Greek: γοητεια), black magic reliant upon an alliance with evil spirits (i.e., demons).
The second is Theurgy, divine magic reliant upon an alliance with divine spirits (i.e., angels, archangels, gods).
Theurgy translates to "The Science or Art of Divine Works" and is the practical aspect of the Hermetic art of alchemy.
Furthermore, alchemy is seen as the "key" to theurgy, the ultimate goal of which is to become united with higher counterparts, leading to the attainment of Divine Consciousness."
"Reincarnation is mentioned in Hermetic texts.
Hermes Trismegistus asked:
"O son, how many bodies have we to pass through, how many bands of demons, through how many series of repetitions and cycles of the stars, before we hasten to the One alone?""
There are heaps of Hermetic references, visual, metaphorical and otherwise in 'Kooza'.
But it is the shamanic qualities I liked about this show, as well.
|This image isn't from the show 'Kooza' BTW|
|The empty tequila bottle with a 'Day of the Dead' skull on my desk|
I'm a massive fan of Frida Kahlo and her artworks and the ideas expressed in those artworks.
I'm also a fan of the Mexican celebrations of the 'Day of the Dead' and I believe that holiday should be celebrated in some form or other world-wide, as the West seem to sweep the idea of death under the carpet.
I must say that after seeing 'Kooza' in Sydney I've become a bit of a Cirque du Solei fan and come November I may even check out 'Kooza' again when it comes to my hometown of Brisbane, but I won't be buying another mug, that's for sure.